Don’t Let Pain Sideline You
There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap and do a whole lot without the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier.” When your muscle, tendon and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles.
Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, CCMC Physical Therapy can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! Preparing your body… It is important to do sports activities, fitness and a host of other physical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury.
• Do stretch often • Do strength training
• Do coordination training • Do endurance training
Are you letting your pain hold you back? Call Clinton County Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!
HEALTHY GRILLING FOR ARTHRITIS SUFFERERS
HerbSalmon. Salmon with a splash of lemon and a sprinkling of savory summer herbs. Salmon is rich in omega-3s and vitamin D, both of which enhance joint health, boost immunity and protect against inflammation. Side Dishes Bean Salad. Contrary to the mayo-based potato salad and macaroni salad, all beans boast fiber, protein and a bevy of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Caprese Salad. Sliced tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Choose this tasty Caprese salad and you’ll get more oleocanthol and cancer- fighting lycopene.
While most people are smacking their lips to greasy burgers and brats, individuals suffering from arthritis are thinking twice at loading their plates, sometimes feeling like they’re missing out on the fun and food that make family cookouts enjoyable. Fortunately, healthier options are available for your favorite summer foods! Main Dishes Marinated Mushrooms. Meaty mushrooms marinated in equal parts olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. You’ll get immune- boosting nutrients in the mushrooms, vinegar and lemon juice. Plus, studies show that oleocanthal, one of the most concentrated anti- inflammatory compounds in olive oil, dampens the body’s inflammatory process and reduces pain sensitivity with a pharmacological action similar to ibuprofen.
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